"To Do" List to Prevent Pets from Straying or Being Stolen
Don’t leave pets unattended where they could be stolen, injured or become lost.
a safe place to exercise your pet. For dogs this can be a safe,
fenced-in yard or they can be taken for walks on a leash - preferably
For added protection keep locks on gates and
conduct regular inspections of your yards to ensure that there are no
harmful items that can be accessed by pets.
Equip pets with effective identification. Effective ID includes personalized ID tags and microchip ID - preferably both.
pets away from doors to ensure that they are not accidentally let out.
Be extra cautious when visitors or service people (i.e. repair people)
access your house and/or yard. Ensure that doors and gates are closed
after these people leave.
To help find lost, strayed
or stolen pets quickly, always have an up-to-date file on your pet
including an accurate description which should contain such information
as: breed, sex, age, size, weight, colouring, tattoos, scars or
distinguishing features etc. A recent colour photograph that can be
shown to people or put on "Lost Pet" signs is very important. Keep a
current list of phone numbers of animal shelters, pounds, humane
societies, veterinary hospitals etc. in this file.